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Johann Tetzel

Johann Tetzel OP was a German Dominican friar and preacher. He was appointed Inquisitor for Poland and Saxony, later becoming the Grand Commissioner for indulgences in Germany. Tetzel was known for granting indulgences on behalf of the Catholic Church in exchange for money, which are claimed to allow a remission of temporal punishment due to sin, the guilt of which has been forgiven, a position heavily challenged by Martin Luther. This contributed to the... Read More

Bornc. 1465
Pirna, Electorate of Saxony
Died11 August 1519 (aged 53–54)
Leipzig, Electorate of Saxony
NationalityGerman
OccupationDominican preacher
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